I started driving an old Ford Jubilee between the rows to pick up bales at 6 years old ( I was paid 25 cents an hour and to me, I had hit the jackpot). Your way is better!
Could be me in the first pic. I kept an old Ford Jubilee between the rows at a very slow crawl.I started at 4 yrs old, and had to push the old farmall tractor and trailer around to the bales, (uphill in every direction) use a furniture dolly to get the bales to the trailer and paid Dad $.07/bale for me to have so much fun....
Is this you?
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(actually, I hauled a LOT of square bales from field to various barns and broke down old houses for $0.04-$0.07 per bale. One old house, we stacked hay in every room up to the ceilings including in the clawfoot bathtub)